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Sherpas, climbers clash on Mount Everest

April 30th, 2013
03:51 PM ET

Becky Anderson talks to a Sherpa and a climber about the fight between a group of climbers and Sherpas on Mount Everest.

TEXT: A fight at 23,000 feet? Climbers accuse sherpas of Mt. Everest attack


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  1. Laugh&Live

    I appreciate Becky Anderson bringing out the other side of the story! The incident is really unfortunate to have happened and should not repeat in future. Ueli Steck, Simone Moro, & Jonathan Griffith should understand that they are doing some kind of recreational activities while climbing the mount Everest, even though they earn tons by selling photos, videos, and experiences. Now obviously, their story of a brawl at that kind of altitude. But they need to understand that those Sherpas are on the job! That is what they do to bring food to their tables and we all know how your mood is when you are at work, plus that extreme weather. Even then, we have hardly heard about Sherpas ever behaving rudely with any visitors. With this history we tend to conclude that those three 'punks' might be at fault but who knows.

    Since Tourism is the only way of life there and this incident has tarnished the image of Nepal and the Everest region particularly, I feel a proper investigation should be done on this incident and while the investigation is on the Western media like NPR & BBC should refrain from presenting one sided story just because the climbers speaks english well. I urge the Nepali government to punish the culprit severely because they have damaged 60 years old image of hospitality and friendship.

    At the same time, being a Nepali and knowing how much importance tourism sector plays in the everyday life a Nepali and in particular the habitant of that region, I would like to say 'punks' please stay away. If you really need media hype, please go and slap or punch or kick our so called nasty political leaders. All Nepali will salute you and assure you to provide the media attention or sensational story that you have been looking for. Or if it is money, we might as well pay you the 'poor' money. PLEASE!!!

    May 1, 2013 at 7:42 am | Reply

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